Polluted Runoff: Nonpoint Source Pollution

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    # of Water Bodies# of Water Quality Improvements
    2022AlabamaScarham Creek: Water Quality Improvements Through Partnerships and PatiencePartially or fully restored to water quality standards12
    2021AlabamaMulti-phased Implementation and Partner Efforts Result in Improved Water Quality in Dry CreekPartially or fully restored to water quality standards12
    2020AlabamaJoes Branch Restoration: Illustrating a Model Watershed ApproachPartially or fully restored to water quality standards11
    2019AlabamaCommunity Partnerships Restore the Water Quality of Mill CreekPartially or fully restored to water quality standards13
    2018AlabamaNutrient and Sediment Loadings are Reduced through Cooperative Efforts to Improve Hester CreekPartially or fully restored to water quality standards12
    2017AlabamaAdding Riparian Buffers Decreases Pollutant Loading, Increases Dissolved Oxygen, and Improves Habitat in Crowdabout CreekPartially or fully restored to water quality standards15
    2016AlabamaAddressing Acid Mine Drainage Improves Water Quality in Black Branch and Cane CreekPartially or fully restored to water quality standards433
    2014AlabamaImplementing Best Management Practices Decreases Aluminum Loading to Bear CreekPartially or fully restored to water quality standards11
    2012AlabamaInstalling Best Management Practices Reduces Ammonia LevelsPartially or fully restored to water quality standards11
    2008AlabamaPasture Grazing Best Management Practices Result in Pathogen (Fecal Coliform) DelistingPartially or fully restored to water quality standards12
    2006AlabamaBest Management Practices, Public Outreach Help River Recover from ImpairmentsPartially or fully restored to water quality standards11
    2023AlaskaCommunity Efforts Improve Jordan CreekProgress toward achieving water quality standards13
    2022AlaskaImplementing Sediment Controls Restores Granite CreekPartially or fully restored to water quality standards10
    2021AlaskaEducating Boaters and Restricting Use of Older Boat Motors Reduces Hydrocarbon Pollution in Little Susitna RiverPartially or fully restored to water quality standards11
    2019AlaskaControlling Streamside Erosion and Urban Runoff Improves Water Quality in Chena River and Chena and Noyes SloughsPartially or fully restored to water quality standards33
    2018AlaskaReducing Waterfowl's Use of Cuddy Pond Results in Significantly Lower Bacteria LevelsProgress toward achieving water quality standards11
    2014AlaskaRemoving Pyritic Rock Fill and Installing Limestone Buffers Restores Sweetwater Lake TributariesPartially or fully restored to water quality standards415
    2013AlaskaRestoring Mining Sites, Riparian Areas and the Stream Channel Reduces Turbidity in Slate CreekPartially or fully restored to water quality standards11
    2012AlaskaRestoring Stream and Riparian Areas Improves Gàndlaay HàanaaPartially or fully restored to water quality standards11
    2011AlaskaReducing Animal Sources of Bacteria Restores Water QualityPartially or fully restored to water quality standards13
    2011AlaskaRestoring Stream Channel and Floodplain Reduces TurbidityPartially or fully restored to water quality standards12
    2011AlaskaCleaning Up Contaminated Sites Improves Water QualityPartially or fully restored to water quality standards12
    2011AlaskaUpgrading Boat Motors Reduces Hydrocarbon Pollution in Kenai RiverPartially or fully restored to water quality standards13
    2009AlaskaRemediation Efforts Reduces Pollution Seeping into WaterbodiesPartially or fully restored to water quality standards412
    2009AlaskaReducing Animal Sources of Fecal Coliform Restores Water QualityPartially or fully restored to water quality standards11
    2009AlaskaDebris Removal Restores Water QualityPartially or fully restored to water quality standards11
    2008AlaskaSalmon on the Rocks: Sediment Controls Improve Water QualityProgress toward achieving water quality standards11
    2008AlaskaCommunity Watershed Cleanups, Stormwater Controls, and Lake Dredging Improve Water Quality and Recreation Uses in Swan LakePartially or fully restored to water quality standards12
    2008AlaskaWater Quality Restored at Eagle River Flats to Revive Bird PopulationPartially or fully restored to water quality standards11
    2008AlaskaActivated Carbon and Soil Treatment Restores Water QualityPartially or fully restored to water quality standards12
    2006American SamoaOutreach and Enforcement Reduce Instream E. coli Levels and Disease RiskProgress toward achieving water quality standards11
    2023ArizonaPrivate Landowners Partner with State to Clean Up Abandoned Mine Area Affecting the Hassayampa RiverProgress toward achieving water quality standards14
    2022ArizonaFederal & State Partnerships Remediate Legacy Mine and Improve Water Quality in Harshaw CreekProgress toward achieving water quality standards12
    2021ArizonaFish Return to Boulder Creek After Legacy Mine RemediationProgress toward achieving water quality standards13
    2020ArizonaRemediating Abandoned Mines Improves Water Quality in Turkey CreekProgress toward achieving water quality standards48
    2018ArizonaImplementing Septic and Cesspool Upgrade Projects Reduces Total Nitrogen Levels in Tonto CreekPartially or fully restored to water quality standards25
    2017ArizonaBoy Scout Camp Project Reduces Phosphorous in Christopher CreekPartially or fully restored to water quality standards11
    2016ArizonaErosion Control and Natural Degradation of Pesticides Leads to a Decline in Pollutants in the Middle Gila RiverPartially or fully restored to water quality standards1236
    2016ArizonaPrivate Landowner Helps Control Mine Waste, Restoring Mule GulchPartially or fully restored to water quality standards24
    2007ArizonaNutrioso Creek: A Nonpoint Success StoryPartially or fully restored to water quality standards11
    2022ArkansasRestoration Projects Reduce Sediment in the West Fork White RiverPartially or fully restored to water quality standards11
    2019ArkansasReducing Erosion Improves Water Quality in the West Fork and East Fork Point Remove WatershedsPartially or fully restored to water quality standards33
    2016ArkansasReducing Agricultural Runoff Improves Water Quality in Cache RiverPartially or fully restored to water quality standards510
    2015ArkansasWatershed Restoration Efforts Reduce Turbidity in the Upper Illinois RiverPartially or fully restored to water quality standards11
    2014ArkansasImplementing Agricultural Best Management Practices ReducesTurbidity in RiverPartially or fully restored to water quality standards21
    2014ArkansasReducing Agricultural Runoff Reduces Lead in BayouPartially or fully restored to water quality standards48
    2009ArkansasConservation Tillage Reduces Surface Erosion from Agriculture ActivitiesPartially or fully restored to water quality standards11
    2023CaliforniaImproving Nutrient Levels in the Moro Cojo Slough SubwatershedProgress toward achieving water quality standards11
    2021CaliforniaWatershed Restoration Efforts Reduce Cyanobacteria Stimulating Nutrients in Pinto LakeProgress toward achieving water quality standards12
    2020CaliforniaWatershed Restoration Efforts Reduced Malathion Levels in Colusa Basin DrainPartially or fully restored to water quality standards11
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